Boarding School Decisions – Waitlisted or Rejected? What’s The Next Step?

Boarding School Decisions – Waitlisted or Rejected? What’s The Next Step?


Written By – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe

Boarding school decisions are out! As expected, my firm is receiving continuous inquires to engage us (phone calls and emails) from stunned and stressed-out parents because their children are wait-listed and rejected! In some cases, their children have been wait-listed/rejected from ALL schools to which they applied. 
All the parents are disappointed, unhappy and anxious because they are aware of the superior education at top boarding schools and that these schools are stepping stones to the Ivy League colleges and universities.

If your child was outright REJECTED the next step is to either settle for public school or reapply next year. If your child is WAIT-LISTED (which means “although we love your child, we don’t have a spot available today, tomorrow or perhaps never”), you may wish to simply wait and see what will happen or reapply next year.  In both cases, you may wish to retain the services of an admissions expert who understands off-waitlist as well as reapplication process and nuances because of the hyper-competitive nature of the Ten Schools and other top-tier boarding schools.
Successful boarding school admissions requires expertise and experience to understand how to manage risks, navigate pitfalls, design the right admissions strategies, and most importantly understand the admissions policies and professionals who are making admissions decisions – in other words an admissions expert!
Do you really want to risk mistakes or make the same mistake twice?

“Being different and understanding differences allow me to help our clients stand out and be accepted!” – Dr. Lowe 

“Admissions is a competitive sport!  Why gamble with uncertainty?” – Dr. Lowe 

“Parents hire us because they choose to pay an admissions expert who will help them avoid making mistakes.” – Dr. Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Greenwich Admissions Advisors. Tel. (203) 542-7288, and founder affiliates – Ivy League Admissions Advisors and Private School Admissions Advisors of the Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.

Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive service for families and students who are interested in applying to top private schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and combined BS/MD programs. Dr. Lowe also helps students gain admissions into their top choice private schools and colleges after they have been wait-listed and rejected.